Sep 5, 2012 11:30pm PDT
) and then the headliner, michelle "wait for it" obama. (laughter) oh, i wonder how she got that gig. crony capitalism, solyndra. (laughter) she came out and talked about the president's character, their life together, their children. meow, meow, meow. (laughter) i'm not going to get into a lot of details about her speech because it was very good. (laughter) jim? >> the first lady absolutely delivering here on everybody note. >> as you heard her delivery it was just masterful. >> i think this was... i think the speech of the convention. >> she knocked this house down. >> michelle obama's speech i thought was a brilliant speech, brilliantly delivered. but i didn't buy a line of it. (laughter). >> stephen: yes. brilliant speech, brilliantly delivered, but i don't buy a line of it. jimmy? cut me off a line of it. >> barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. and he wants... (cheers and applause) ... everyone in this country, everyone to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we're from or where what we look like or who we love. you see, at the end of the day, my most importan
Sep 6, 2012 11:30am PDT
it was michelle obama who is setting a record with 28,000 tweets per minute. >> something like 28,000 tweets per minute at a speech compared to mitt romney's peak at 14,000. >> when she talked about hard work and the importance of hard work, 18,669. then she talked about the american dream and how her husband lived that out in his life. boom, 21,577. when she talked about four more years, 22,004, huge, huge numbers that we're not used to seeing. >> stephen: yes, boom! i have never seen numbers like that! (laughter) 22,004. that number is huge! especially when you compare it to other numbers that are smaller. (laughter) folks, this is the greatest number related reporting since cronkite broke the horrific cannibal story the 789. (cheers and applause) it was a sad story. must have been very hard for him to hold it together there. now, given these unprecedented tweet numbers, what do they mean? are they good or bad? for more we go to someone else. >> according to twitter, he speech peaked at 28,000 tweets per minute. now, it doesn't measure whether or not they were positive tweets or negative remar
Sep 7, 2012 11:30pm PDT
convention was a never-ending train of friends of the report. to name just a few-- first lady michelle obama. san antonio mayor julian castro. new york mayor corey booker. education secretary arne duncan. singer/songwriter james taylor. even the symbol of our country, the american flag. how could you betray me like that, flagworth. i should string you up on a pole. ( laughter ) folks, all of these people were on my show and, therefore, received the coveted colbert bump. and the success, the success of the dem convention can mean only one thing-- the bump has gone rogue. ( laughter ) i've lost control of it. now, folks, i prayed this day would never come, but evidently, even god was powerless to stop the bump. probably because he's never gotten it. come on my show, mr. god! ( cheers and applause ) now, answer my calls. never answers. now i know what you're thinking, stephen, you created the bump. surely you can take it away from these democrats. no, it's not that simple. you see, all bumps operate on the same frequency. it's just like wifi-- only you can't tuz to watch porn at starbucks.